Southern Oregon to Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons: Ideas? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hi, Folks,

We will be departing right after Labor Day on the above-mentioned loop trip.

Any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations about things to see or do and/or places to camp?

We'd appreciate anything you might want to share with us to make our trip a nice one. We especially like local museums.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-22-2007, 02:44 AM   #2
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The back (west) side of the Tetons is worth checking out. A little less commotion.
Dinky little Victor, Wyoming has Pierre's Playhouse, where they put on old-fashioned melodramas. Not sure about after Labor Day, though.
Teton Pass is interesting. Thirty-forty years ago it was REALLY interesting, but they "improved" it.
Also, Craters of the Moon Natl. Monument by Arco, Idaho is fascinating, and should be cooler in September.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:02 AM   #3
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We did this trip last year and ran into snow - so come prepared. We were in a tent (long story) and had to go into motels when it got so cold.

Please note that this is "bear country" so don't leave anything out.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:07 AM   #4
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It's just a bit farther than the Tetons, but the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody WY is a 'must see' if you're into history of the West. Five superb museums, more than a full day's worth of genuine history.

The Buffalo Bill Museum examines both the personal and public lives of W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and seeks to interpret his story in the context of the history and myth of the American West.

The Whitney Gallery of Western Art presents an outstanding collection of masterworks of the American West. Original paintings, sculptures and prints trace artistic interpretations of the West from the early 19th century to today.

The Plains Indian Museum features one of the country's largest and finest collections of Plains Indian art and artifacts. Explore the cultural histories, artistry and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples, including the Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Blackfeet, Sioux, Gros Ventre, Shoshone and Pawnee.

The Cody Firearms Museum contains the world's most comprehensive assemblage of American arms, as well as European arms dating to the 16th century.

The Draper Museum of Natural History integrates the humanities with natural sciences to interpret the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and adjacent intermountain basins.

Oh, yes - the drive from Jackson Hole along the Wind River range to Cody is another big plus!
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I agree with Jack, it would be worth a drive out of Yellowstone to see Museums in Cody, WY. There are really 3 museums at Buf'lo Bill's: about Cody, Western Art and a great one dealing with Fire Arms. All for one price, I believe. You could make a day of it leaving your unit in Yellowstone. We spend several hours in the museums, then drove to Yellowstone, but campgrounds were all full in the evening. We spend a night at a Nat'l Forest campground just outside of Yellowstone the year we enter from the East side in the middle '90's, a year or so after the bad fires in Yellowstone.

At one of the Teton campground (maybe Colter Bay [sp?]) there is a great Native American Museum (Donated by Rockerfellers). I was reading about Teton Nat'l and it seems most of the land was also donated by the Rockerfellers and they just donated some more to it. A ranch.

Remember to take some warm clothing and blankets, also your woolees, you never know.
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Yes! The Wind River mtns. are splendid.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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While in the West Yellowstone area, a great place to camp for a couple of days is the Red Rock RV and Camping Park in Island Park, Idaho. You are 5 miles off the highway but only about 20 miles from West Yellowstone. My wife and I are heading up there again this Friday. They do close in mid September for the winter season.

Check out their website at http://www.8004redrock.com
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If you get a chance to go out or come in the northeast corner of Yellowstone, it is gorgeous! Off hand, I can't remember the name of the town you go thru there but the mountain winding road is awesome. Charles Curralt called it the most beautiful road in America so we had to see it. It's something.
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If you get a chance to go out or come in the northeast corner of Yellowstone, it is gorgeous! Off hand, I can't remember the name of the town you go thru there but the mountain winding road is awesome. Charles Curralt called it the most beautiful road in America so we had to see it. It's something.
(east to west) Red Lodge, Montana, to Cooke City, to Silver Gate at the Park entrance
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